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1 hr ago | Common Dreams

There Are No Human Rights on a Dead Planet

Last week, I spoke at the International Association of Democratic Lawyers congress in Brussels.

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Related Topix: Activism, US News

5 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Thomas Piketty Undermines the Hallowed Tenets of the Capitalist Catechism

Thomas Piketty just tossed an intellectual hand grenade into the debate over the world's struggling economy.

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Related Topix: US News

9 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

NYT's David Brooks Says Obama 'Has A Manhood Problem In The Middle East'

New York Times columnist David Brooks on Sunday claimed that President Obama's foreign policy isn't "tough" and that he has a "manhood problem" in the Middle East.

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Related Topix: Publishing, Media, New Times, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker

14 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Benghazi Mystery Explained!?!--

"Benghazi" is one of those kneejerk labels that rightwing folks slap on a story they don't actually understand but have determined the "right" answer to anyway.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Syria, World News, Middle East

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Common Dreams

US Drone Obliterates Civilians in Yemen

A Yemen military official on Saturday says that at least fifteen people were either killed or wounded when a missile from a U.S. drone struck vehicles traveling on a road in the central province of al-Bayda.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, US News

Common Dreams

New Clinton-Era Docs Reveal Insider Push for Wall Street Deregulation

Writing in the Guardian newspaper on Saturday, journalist Dan Roberts details how newly released documents from inside the Clinton adminstration reveal how the president's economic advisors at the time downplayed the possible negative impacts of deregulating Wall Street as they pushed for measures that many critics say ultimately led to the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Banking, Financial Services, Citigroup, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, US News

Truthdig

Everest Avalanche Death Toll Reaches 13

Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.

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Related Topix: Avalanche, US News

Common Dreams

A Rancher's Armed Battle Against the US Government is Standard Libertarian Fare

Cliven Bundy's standoff with the BLM is over a paltry monthly grazing fee. But it's also over more - the idea of the public interest Perhaps the most remarkable feature of American democracy is the magnificent estate of public land that it reserved from the very beginning for the use of all citizens, rich or poor.

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Related Topix: US News

Common Dreams

The Climate Movement Is Working... We Just Need More Movements

Friday' Keystone XL news from Washington, DC is both important and murky. In brief, the Obama administration announced yet another delay in their decision about the pipeline, meaning it may be past the midterm elections before a final call is made.

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Related Topix: Nebraska, US News

Common Dreams

An Indictment of the Invisible Hand

The implications of Piketty's new book go to the heart of the issue that spurred the Occupy movement in 2011.

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Related Topix: Financial Markets, US News

Truthdig

Fox News Asks Rand Paul If Reid Is Right to 'Call Americans' 'Domestic Terrorists'

Not since George W. Bush complained that the problem with the American economy was that "too many of our imports come from abroad" has such hilarious use of the English language been on display.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Dean Heller, Republican, US House of Representatives, Senator Dean Heller

ThinkProgress

Nebraska Will Now Bar Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Criminal Records

Nebraska just became the first red state in the country to bar employers from asking prospective employees about their criminal histories on job applications.

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Related Topix: Prison, US Governors, Dave Heineman, Nathan Deal, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

Common Dreams

7.5 Earthquake Strikes Southern Mexico

A powerful earthquake rattled Southern Mexico Friday morning, sending people scrambling into the streets in populated areas such as Mexico City.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, World News, Mexico, US Geological Survey, Technical Services, Geology, Science, US News

Fri Apr 18, 2014

ThinkProgress

Senators Who Tackled Military Sexual Assault Now Turn Their Attention To College Campuses

The lawmakers who spent the past year pushing for military sexual assault reform are now setting their sights on college campuses.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Carolyn Maloney, Democrat, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Representative Jackie Speier, California, California Government

The Nation

Will George Bush Ever Paint the Ghost of an Iraqi Child?

The Onion News Network was always the best place to look for an honest review of George W. Bush's post-presidential painting hobby, and here it is at last - including an analysis of the "ghost of an Iraqi child that follows him everywhere" that should be in every painting but, sadly, is usually replaced by a puppy dog or an impersonal caricature of ... (more)

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Related Topix: George Bush, US News

Common Dreams

58 Killed, More Than 100 Injured After UN Base Attacked in South Sudan

The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

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Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, South Sudan, US News

Common Dreams

Thousands of Palestinians Rally for Release of 5,000 in Israeli Jails, Including 200 Children

As talks between Israel and Palestine falter, thousands of Palestinians demonstrated Thursday on behalf of nearly 5,000 Palestinians imprisoned by Israeli Occupation authorities in 22 Israeli jails, many of them arbitrarily.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, US News

Common Dreams

Inside Attacks, American-Style

Staff Sgt. John Robertson waits in a parking lot outside of the Fort Hood military base for updates on April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Army, Fort Hood, Fort Hood, TX, World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US News

Common Dreams

In The Age of Faux Populism, Where Are the Real Pitchforks?

Americans are in a surly mood, confronting rules they feel are rigged against them.

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Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, John Boehner, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan

Common Dreams

The Jewish Community Center Shootings: White-Washing White Terrorism

Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Glenn Miller, in police custody after allegedly killing three people outside Kansas City, Missouri.

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Related Topix: Kansas City, MO, Glenn Miller, Jazz, Activism, US News

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